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2023 Summer Reading Program          

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Lumpkin County Library Staff and the Friends of the Library are in the early planning stages of kicking off the 2023 Annual Summer Reading program.   It will be a challenge for all.

The Lumpkin County Library’s Summer Reading Program has gotten so popular they are doubling the activities planned for June. The free programs, for children, teens, and adults, include live presentations, workshops, and prizes for meeting reading goals. 

Last summer more than 1,800 children and over 500 adults participated during the nine-week-long program. Interest in the teen programs increased more than 800% over 2021. Adults read 668 books online, teens read 649 books, and kids spent 2,774 hours reading. 

​​According to the staff, “The audience can be enthusiastic, overly excited and can be a bit rowdy at times but most of all the kids are engaged; after all, it is summer! “   The entire staff looks forward to watching the kids get excited about checking out books from the library, participating in all the activities but most of all reading.     


​“This is one of the most vital programs that the library offers,” according to Director of the Chestatee Regional Library System Leslie Clark. “It promotes early literacy and combats the summer slide that has shown to occur when children don’t engage in literacy activities when they’re not in school.”  Doubling programs and paying the increased cost of craft materials will be expensive. This is where the Friends come in, hoping to raise $4,500 this year.  

Clark said, “The financial support of the Friends makes it possible for us to provide quality programs and activities for the children, teens, and adults of the community. Without the funds from the Friends, the summer reading program would take almost the entire programming budget for the library.” 


Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. For as little as $150, individuals  and businesses can become sponsors and be recognized on the Friends’ website  and on printed materials.

​Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring?

 Ready to Help?

Please Donate! 

Online you can donate at 

Want to send in a check for your sponsorship instead?

Mail  to:         Friends of Lumpkin County Library

56 Mechanicsville Rd.

Dahlonega, Ga 30534


Thank you for supporting the Friends and the Lumpkin County Public Library.

 The Friends of Lumpkin County Library is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions may be tax-deductible.

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Used Book Sale Room


​We are pleased to announce that the book sale room at the library will now be open during the following days and times.

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The book sale is located in the Book Sale room to the left of the front door of the library and there is a great selection of books available for sale.


Hardbacks are priced at $1.00, paperbacks at $.50 each, and audiobooks and DVDs at $1.00 each. Children’s books continue to be on sale for $.25 each.


All proceeds are used to support library programs and purchase new library materials for the Lumpkin County Library. The used book sale room is a program of and maintained by the Lumpkin County Library.



Are you interested in helping out at the library a few hours a week or a month? Volunteering at the Lumpkin County Library connects you with the world of literacy, lifelong learning and your community. Rewarding opportunities exist at the Lumpkin County Library. In all cases, excellent training is provided to ensure that your volunteer experience is both enjoyable and fruitful.

Assist  Friends of Library board with staff appreciation/recognition events/staff appreciation luncheons. 

Assist Friends of Library board with "Year of Chocolate" annual  fundraiser, ticket sales, media preparations, and business communications.  

Participate in planning hosted special events/ programs.

Hosting local author events and book signings

Assisting with new/existing Membership activities.

Help coordinate general education activities including Story Time and Reading with Dogs.

Each new Friends of the Library membership receives a  certificate that entitles you to  $10.00 worth of  "Library Bucks" to be used in the library book sale room.

Stop by the library front desk to pick up your gift.

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